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Is anyone available to assist with a blood trail in the AM? I spined a buck this evening and he fell like a ton of bricks but came back to life as I descended the tree. I got a good foot of penetration and a decent amount of blood, but I opted to back out after about 80 yards.

I am fairly confident the deer is dead, but I am color blind and have a hard time with blood trails. My friend who normally helps me is unavailable.

If anyone is available to assist, please give me a call.

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Jamey
 

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Man I would love to but I'm down to one leg, other is broken. Goodluck finding him, hope to see pics! Is he a white clay buck?
 

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Wish i was closer id be there! Dad is color blind and cant track deer either....i know how tough it.is.for.him...


I shot one in 09..5yd shot...dropped like a sack of taters...i knew my arrow was deep but i didnt wanna chance it...ive heard such stories like yours...so i sent him 2 more to anchor him before i climbed down....


Good luck! Hopefully someone can help!
 

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I easily could have got another arrow in him, but did not think it necessary. He hit the floor hard and his head was down for a good 3 minutes. In hindsight I should have let him have it.

Keeping my fingers crossed. I was able to follow the trail pretty easily ...........which is pretty rare, but opted to back out since I did not get a pass through and was worried that I may have only got one lung. I am hoping the fact that I was able to easily see the blood despite color blindness is a good sign.
 

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How far was the shot? If you clipped him on the top of the spine, that deer will live. If you clipped the bottom of the spine, you have a chance. How long did you wait before you tracked for 80yds?
 

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Wow..3 minutes and he woke back up! I wouldnt shot again either! Mine had his head up...but i took out a lung and right through the heart...tip of the broadhead started to poke out the bottom...had i known it was hit so well i would saved my arrows....he snapped the first when he hit the dirt..then the 2nd when he flopped...expensive! Lol. But glad i did...

Sounds like you aughta find him pretty quick...keep us posted! You should have some HPA helpers i would imagine if anyone close reads this!
 

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15 yard shot. I'm almost positive that I clipped the BOTTOM of the spine. The follow up was about an hour after the shot, and I actually watched the deer cover most of the 80 yards. I probably would not have followed at all until the AM, but the deer happened to run in the direction I needed to go to get out of the woods.
 

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Unfotunately I did not recover the deer. I had steady blood for at least 1/4 mile before it petered out. I grid searched after that, but no luck. I am very dissapointed, I have lost deer in the past but this one bothers me the most since I "saw it die"-or at least I thought I did.
 

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Sorry to hear that man. Keep your chin up, it happens to us all! Maybe you can redeem yourself in late archery or gun season.
 
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